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Hi, I’m Carolina.

I’ve always had a love of reading and writing, and in high school and college, I realized that editing was a perfect combination of those interests. Since then, I’ve been editing anything I can get my hands on: books, blog posts, content marketing, lit mags, magazines, and more.

Now, as a freelance editor, I work with indie authors to polish their manuscripts—be it novels, memoirs, poetry collections, essays, short stories, or business nonfiction—whether for self-publication or querying agents.

I completed the University of Chicago’s editing certificate program and graduated with a BA in English and history from Concordia University, Nebraska. I am a member of ACES: The Society for Editing, Editorial Freelancers Association, and St. Louis Publishers Association.

I’m the publisher and editor in chief of Capsule Stories, a print literary magazine published every season.

I write, sometimes. My writing has appeared in FIVE:2:ONE’s #thesideshow, Moonchild Magazine, and Déraciné Magazine. My short story “Logan Paul Is Dead” was nominated by Dream Pop Journal for the 2018 Best of the Net.

I also read—more than most people but less than I want to. I write book reviews and post about what I’m reading on Instagram at @carolinamariereads.

Want to see if I’m a good fit for your book project?